All three previously married but now single, best friends sculptress Alex Medford, cellist Jane Spofford and writer Sukie Ridgemont are feeling emotionally and sexually repressed, in large part due to the traditional mores overriding their small New England coastal town of Eastwick. After their latest conversation lamenting about the lack of suitable men in Eastwick and describing the qualities they are looking for in a man, mysterious Daryl Van Horne and his equally mysterious butler Fidel arrive in town. Despite being vulgar, crude, brazen and not particularly handsome, Daryl manages to be able to tap into the innermost emotions of the three friends, and as such manages to seduce each. In turn, the three women blossom emotionally and sexually. After an incident involving one of the town's leading citizens, the ultra conservative Felicia Alden, the three women begin to understand how and why Daryl is able to mesmerize them so fully. The three decide to experiment with some powers ... Written by
Something wicked this way comes.
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Did You Know?
Jane's character believes she can't have children of her own until Daryl gets her pregnant. Susan Sarandon
also thought she couldn't have children, until becoming pregnant with director Franco Amurri
's child Eva Amurri Martino
who was born in 1985. See more
In the first cherry-vomiting shot, the cherry stones are visibly coming from behind Felicia's head. See more
You don't have to come today, you know, I mean, if you don't want to.
No, sweetheart, I want to, it's just that I have a million things I have to do first.
Referenced in The Witches of Breastwick
Cello Concerto in B minor (Allegro)
Written by Antonín Dvorák
Performed by Susan Sarandon See more